# Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 3 (Q.No. 9)
Directions to Solve

Each question given below consists of a statement, followed by three or four arguments numbered I, II, III and IV. You have to decide which of the arguments is/are 'strong' arguments) and which is/are 'weak' arguments) and accordingly choose your answer from the alternatives given below each question.

9.

Statement: Should the income generated out of agricultural activities be taxed?

Arguments:

1. No. Farmers are otherwise suffering from natural calamities and low yield coupled with low procurement price and their income should not be taxed.
2. Yes. Majority of the population is dependent on agriculture and hence their income should be taxed to augment the resources.
3. Yes. Many big farmers earn much more than the majority of the service earners and they should be taxed to remove the disparity.

Only I is strong
Only I and II are strong
Only II and III are strong
All are strong
None of these
Explanation:
Clearly, if the income of farmers is not adequate, they cannot be brought under the net of taxation as per rules governing the Income Tax Act. So, I is not strong. Besides, a major part of the population is dependent on agriculture and such a large section, if taxed even with certain concessions, would draw in huge funds, into the government coffers. Also, many big landlords with substantially high incomes from agriculture are taking undue advantage of this benefit. So, both arguments II and III hold strong.
Discussion:
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Yash Desai said:   6 years ago
Yes, Option 1 is strong. @Ganpat Desai.

Ganpat Desai said:   8 years ago
For a farmer amount of income per year is inconsistent, dependency is on climate. If it rains properly then its fine, if not then what, who will bear the lost. If there is lost then, who will provide them money to full fill their wages? So it is better to keep our Indian farmers away from tax.